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CHA Appoints Martin to Board

Konnie Martin, CEO of San Luis Valley Health, was recently appointed to Colorado Hospital Associations Board of Trustees during the CHA Annual Meeting held in Vail. 

Martin joins fellow new appointees: Kevin Unger, PhD.  President and CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital (Ft. Collins) and Medical Center of the Rockies (Loveland); Elicia Bunch, CEO, Centennial Peaks Hospital (Louisville); and Art Gonzalez, PhD. CEO, Denver Health (Denver).  Additionally, three current Trustees were re-appointed for a second term.

“The Colorado Hospital Association is pleased to add these talented statewide health care leaders and their unique insights to its Board of Trustees,” said CHA President and CEO Steven J. Summer.  “Their perspectives are critical to helping guide CHA and Colorado’s hospitals and health systems through a time of great changes in health care and its impact on hospital and the patients they serve.”

With over 24 years’ experience in healthcare leadership, Konnie Martin has been with SLV Health since 2011 and was named CEO in 2013.  A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Monticello, Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business.  She also received a System Transformation Fellowship from the American Hospital Association, completed the Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program at the University of California and Advanced Leadership Training at the Regional Institute for Health & Environment at the University of Colorado, Denver. 

Konnie was also appointed to the STEMI Task Force by Governor John Hickenlooper, and is actively serving on various boards and committees in the San Luis Valley. 

SLV Health is an integrated healthcare system comprised of 2 hospitals and 5 medical clinics, serving the entire San Luis Valley.  The healthcare system is the largest employer in the SLV, employing over 640 staff and providers.

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community.  Representing over 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public.  Through CHA, Colorado’s hospital and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and healthcare in Colorado. 

CEO Martin notes, "I'm very pleased to have been chosen to serve on this esteemed board.  My colleagues face similar challenges whether urban or rural.  The opportunity to work together on those challenges will give us all a stronger voice."